Will frozen central bank assets in US lead to further investigations?
As a US court investigates an attorney accused of plotting to divert assets placed in a New York bank by the Central Bank of Somalia at the onset of the 1991 civil war, other countries that also received Somali funds for safekeeping might be led to investigate as well. [...]
Ex-PM Hassan Ali Khaire seeks Ismaïl Omar Guelleh's support for presidential bid
Somalia's former prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire is hoping to boost his bid for the presidential election in February by playing off the rivalry between President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo and his Djiboutian compeer Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. [...]
Washington drives Somalian troops, under Turkey's nose
The United States are preparing to deliver nearly 100 light transport and combat vehicles to the Somalian army to help it fight the Al-Shabaab movement. It is also a way to counter the growing influence of Turkey - and its Qatari ally - in the East African country. [...]
Fillon's ‘Africans' already hard at work
The emergence of Francois Fillon as the conservative candidate in this year's French presidential election has led to his relations with Africa being strengthened. Fillon, who served as prime minister under former president Nicolas Sarkozy, has already made his first [. [...]